Last year I received covers from 41 countries that I was missing! A big THANK YOU to everybody, who helped growing my collection!
Nevertheless I am missing covers from a lot of countries. If your country/territory is on the list below, please send me a cover! I will reply with a nice one from Austria.
Africa: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Rep. Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Guinea-Bissau, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Niger, Réunion, São Tomé and Príncipe, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan
Americas: Bequia, Dominica, Grenada & Carriacou, Montserrat, Nevis
Antarctica: Argentine Antarctica, British Antarctic Territory, Chilean Antarctic Territory, Kerguelen Islands, South Georgia, US South Pole Base
Asia: Abkhazia, Eastern Timor, Iraqi Kurdistan, Palestine, South Ossetia
Australia & Oceania: Cook Islands (Aitutaki, Penrhyn, Rarotonga), Micronesia, Nauru, Niuafoʻou, Norfolk Island, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Tokelau
Europe: Mt. Athos, Transnistria
Please send all covers to the following address:
This beautiful cover from Ireland was sent by Patrik, thank you very much! It was posted in Dublin (Baile Átha Claith) on August 27 and arrived on August 29, 2014.
The mini-sheet was issued on April 5, 2005, and commemorates the 150th anniversary of the railway line Dublin–Belfast.
On August 20, 2014, I received this beautiful cover from the Easter Island. It was sent on August 4 with the help of the Easter Island post officers, thank you!
The stamps are part of the “Easter Island” set, which was issued on June 25, 2001.
The mini-sheet (issued on May 27, 2013) commemorates the 100th anniversary of The Little Mermaid (Den Lille Havfrue).
See also: #808 Denmark 14/06/23
Another marvelous cover from North Korea was sent by John, thank you very much! It was posted in Pyongyang on July 25 and arrived on August 4, 2014.
The mini-sheet is part of a set of four sheets that commemorate the North Korean Newspapers Joint Editorial. It was issued on February 22, 2009.
See also: #800 North Korea 14/05/29
On July 21 I received this nice cover from the Azores. It was posted in Ponta Delgada on July 16, 2014.
The stamp is the EUROPA stamp of 2008, which was issued on May 9.
The mini-sheet and FDC commemorate five lighthouses of Hong Kong: the Cape D’Aguilar lighthouse, the old and the new lighthouse on Green Island, the Tang Lung Chao lighthouse, and the lighthouse on Waglan Island.
See also: #708 Hong Kong 12/11/01
This nice cover from Croatia was sent by Željko, thank you! It arrived on July 22, 2014. The postmark commemorates the Football Association of Zagreb County. It shows the place Sveti Ivan Zelina and date July 15, 2014.
The stamp commemorates the FIFA World Cup in Brazil. It was issued on June 12, 2014.
The philatelic bureau of Tristan da Cunha sent me this nice registered cover on April 3, 2014; it arrived on May 20, 2014. The whole letter was wrapped in transparent plastic foil and delivered via South Africa (see the registered sticker, which was applied on the foil).
See also: #789 Tristan da Cunha 14/04/01
This very nice cover from Burundi, was sent by Déo, thank you very much! It was posted in Bujumbura on July 16 and arrived on July 28, 2014.
The stamp on the left depicts the edible mushroom Zambian slender Caesar (Amanita zambiana). The stamp is part of a set, which was issued on September 30, 1992.
The middle stamp commemorates the tree Mitragyna rubrostipulosa. It is part of the “Flowers” stamp set (issued June 26, 1995). The right stamp is part of the “Primates” stamp set, which was issued on December 1, 2011. It depicts the olive baboon (Papio anubis).
See also: #649 Burundi 13/03/30
On July 20 I received this very nice cover from Switzerland, thank you Vural! It was posted in Geuensee on July 21, 2014.
The left stamp is part of the “Mushrooms”-set, which was issued on March 6, 2014. It depicts the chanterelle (Cantharellus cibarius). The middle stamp is the EUROPA stamp of 1975 and the right stamp is part of the 2014 EUROPA set (issued May 8) and depicts an Alphorn.
See also: #361 Switzerland 10/03/08
A few days ago I received this very nice cover from the British Virgin Islands. The letter was sent with the help of the philatelic bureau, thank you! It was cancelled at the T.B.L. Airport on Beef Island on June 3, 2014.
The mini-sheet was issued on January 30, 2014. It is part of the “Birds” stamp set and depicts an Antillean crested hummingbird (Orthorhyncus cristatus).
This very nice first day cover from Germany was sent by Igor, thank you very much! It was posted at the 24th International Stamp Fair in Essen on May 8 and arrived on May 14, 2014.
The left stamp is part of a set, which was issued on May 8, 2014. It is a stamp with surcharge for the Stiftung Deutsche Sporthilfe (a German trust for the aid of sportspersons). The stamp designs were drawn by the German cartoonist Uli Stein.